This week’s challenge will be photographing Doors. This may seem easy enough you may think… however, there are many concepts to keep in mind. It can be any type of door, so let your creativity flow! The following photos are those that I have taken in my hometown, the City of Detroit. A.k.a. The Motor City, The D, Hitsville USA, HockeyTown…The Renaissance City!

Red Door- Church of the Messiah in Detroit

Red Door- Church of the Messiah in Detroit

My eye was especially drawn to the contrast in colors, as well as the textured bricks here.

Bankers Trust Company Building, Detroit Financial District

Bankers Trust Company Building, Detroit Financial District

This elaborately decorated metal door showing some decay and rusting flanked by marble columns.

Doors. The Heidelberg Project, Detroit

Doors. The Heidelberg Project, Detroit

Art and community has merged in Detroit. Please visit the website to see what else the artist Mr. Tyree Guyton has created on these city blocks. #heidelbergproject #detroitthebeautiful #visitdetroit https://www.heidelberg.org/

B&W of The Church of the Messiah, Detroit

B&W of The Church of the Messiah, Detroit

Black and white photos bring a whole different essence to the eye. IMO

HDR of Christ Church Detroit Creatives create. Be creative.

HDR of Christ Church Detroit
Creatives create. Be creative.

Don’t forget the basics: lighting/shadows, composition, cropping, balance and symmetry, perspective, negative space, patterns, repetition, etc., etc,.

You may find it necessary to use a tripod as well.


About Me (Yvonne Taylor):

I born,raised and LIVING in Detroit, MI. #forlife #forlove. I’m married with teenaged boy. I’m a sous chef in my mind.  I’m currently shooting with an Nikon D610. The above images were shot using the Tamron 70-200 2.8. I enjoy all forms of photography.  #photographyislife.

You can see what I see by following my Google+ page:  Beauty in Detroit


Or on Instagram @evemoniquephotography


Special thanks to the moderators of Photochallenge.org for allowing me to do this guest challenge. I hope you all enjoy it. Happy shooting!


“There are things known and things unknown and in between are the DOORS.” – Jim Morrison


The rules are pretty simple:

  • Post one original photograph (Your Image) shot each week per theme posted on this blog to Google+Facebook, or Flickr (or all three). Tag the photo #photochallenge.org or #photochallenge2016.
  • The shot should be a new shot you took for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone else’s image.
  • The posted image should be a photograph, not a video.
  • Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2016 PhotoChallenge is fun and easy.

About Steve Troletti

I'm a Location Scout, Editorial, Nature, Wildlife and Environmental Photographer based in Malibu, California. I specialize in Nature and Urban Nature photography including Infrared Landscapes. The Bulk of my work takes place in the Los Angeles, California area, Greater Montreal Region, Canada, Switzerland, France and Varese in Northern Italy. Ethical wildlife photography is the main priority and focus of my work. A minimum disturbance of the animals, their habitat and the environment is my top priority. This applies as much to total wilderness areas as it does to urban nature environments. Ongoing education of environmental issues and building awareness for the protection of wildlife and wilderness areas around the world is what drives me to document the beauty that surrounds us.